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Entries by Betsy Isaacson from 09/2012

BitTorrent Monitors Watching Popular Files, But Researchers Know How To Spot Them

Posted 09.05.2012 | Technology

How well are digital pirates being hunted online? In the wake of the arrest and likely deportation of Pirate Bay co-founder Gottfrid Svartholm in Camb...

'Chance Encounters' Takes Your Boring Tweets And Makes Them Profound

Posted 09.05.2012 | Technology

On September 21st, a very big screen in a very public place will come alive with some very tiny poems. And Katie Parlante and Mimi Yin, respectively a...

Mind-Controlled Robotic Legs Could Help The Paralyzed Walk (VIDEO)

Posted 09.06.2012 | Technology

The breakthroughs of a University of California medical team may soon have Oscar Pistorius facing a whole new kind of Paralympic competition: those wh...

Hackers Reveal How They Accessed Syrian President Bashar Assad's Email Using World's Worst Password

Posted 09.07.2012 | Technology

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's private email address was sam@alshahba.com. His password was 1234. This absurd factoid about the now-floundering...

Afghan Actress' Murder Forces Others Into Hiding

Posted 09.07.2012 | World

On Aug. 20, sisters Areza and Tamana and their friend Benafsha were minutes away from moving out of their conservative Kabul neighborhood when the nei...

The 13 Weirdest New 'Words' Just Added To The Collins Dictionary

Posted 09.10.2012 | Technology

The director of the Collins Free Online Dictionary, Alex Brown, says he likes to keep his "ear close to the ground." That might be why the Collins...

Apple Fanboy Or Belieber? Try To Guess Which Obsessed Fan Is Which (QUIZ)

Posted 09.12.2012 | Technology

What's built for beauty, sleekly designed, meticulously marketed, and loved by legions of adoring fans? The newly released iPhone 5 is one answer....

iPhone 5 Changes: 9 Transformations More Dramatic Than The Evolution Of Apple's Signature Handset

Posted 09.14.2012 | Technology

Let's be serious: the iPhone hasn't changed much in the last 5 years. Whether you bought the original iPhone or are waiting to pick up your new iP...

iPhone 5 Changes: 9 Transformations More Dramatic Than The Evolution Of Apple's Signature Handset

Posted 09.14.2012 | AOL

Let's be serious: the iPhone hasn't changed much in the last 5 years. Whether you bought the original iPhone or are waiting to pick up your new iP...

Lowline Goes Late Night With 'Imagining The Lowline;' Reaps Benefit (PHOTOS)

Posted 09.14.2012 | New York

"Imagining the Lowline," the showcase for New York's first underground park, is set up in an abandoned warehouse on Essex and Broome. At night, the wa...

Necomimi: A Reporter Tames Mind-Controlled Cat Ears (VIDEO)

Posted 09.17.2012 | Technology

Before I put on the cat ears, NeuroSky publicist Kendall Hurley tells me a story. Wearing the cat ears at a product launch party in LA, she was embarr...

How To Disappear: 9 Ways To Avoid The Creepy Surveillance Systems All Around You

Posted 09.18.2012 | Technology

We live in a world where infrared cameras can scan for drunks and the Federal Bureau of Investigation is sinking $1 billion into a new facial recognit...

Can GoldieBlox, AKA Legos For Girls, Entice More Girls To Be Engineers? (PHOTOS)

Posted 09.20.2012 | Technology

Debbie Sterling wants to re-engineer the world, one girl at a time. A Stanford engineer who spent her childhood years thinking "engineering was nerdy...

DARPA's New Mind-Reading Binoculars Are Scary-Efficient At Identifying Enemies

Posted 09.21.2012 | Technology

Remember Tony Stark's augmented reality lenses from the Iron Man movies -- the ones that separated civilians from hostiles, so the Iron Man knew whom ...

Experiments in Motion Encourages Architectural Fantasy, but Are You Ready for the Next Lowline?

| Posted 09.21.2012 | New York

Experiments In Motion, showing at Essex Street Warehouse at the same time as Imagining the Lowline, is an array of architectural fantasies, a technical feast.

Alan Kwan, Lifelogger, Makes His Memories Into Video Game (VIDEO)

Posted 09.22.2012 | Technology

Every day since the start of November, Alan Kwan has logged his life via a video camera attached to his eyeglasses. And every night since then, he's t...

Necomimi: How Mind-Controlled Cat Ears Made It From An Anime Fangirl's Dream To A $99 Reality

Posted 09.25.2012 | Technology

As NeuroSky Vice President David Westendorf tells it, it was a shy product planner at a Japanese high-tech fashion company,who came up with the idea. ...

MegaBox, New MegaUpload: Kim Dotcom Claims New Site Nearly Complete, Music Platform Ready To Launch

Posted 09.27.2012 | Technology

In these wild days of internet piracy run rampant, sometimes even governments can't stop the buccaneers. A case in point is beleaguered web baron Kim ...

Formlabs 3D Printer Is A Desktop-Sized Industrial-Grade Device You Can (Almost) Afford

Posted 09.30.2012 | Technology

Want to print yourself a filigreed bracelet? How about an action figure? Or a tiny to-scale model of the Eiffel Tower? All this and more could be your...